Mike Davis is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. An urban theorist, historian, and social activist, Davis is the author of City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, In Praise of Barbarians: Essays against Empire, and Planet of Slums. His columns appear frequently at TomDispatch and occasionally on The Rag Blog.
He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1998, and was honored for distinguished achievement in nonfiction writing by the Lannan Literary Foundation. City of Quartz was named a best book in urban politics by the American Political Science Association and won the Isaac Deutscher Award from the London School of Economics and has been translated into eight languages.
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